2022 Len Tierney Lecture with Prof Cathy Humphreys

On October 12, the Department of Social Work was delighted to hold our 2022 Len Tierney Lecture: "Supporting advocacy in child abuse, domestic and family violence through research: Challenges and changes", delivered by Professor Cathy Humphreys.

The drive to ‘make research count’ is a constant issue for researchers and academics. Social work research is typically applied research to address this issue of relevancy, built on long-term, intensive collaborations in which there is a shared endeavour to create the evidence to inform policy and practice. These qualities have characterised the work of Professor Cathy Humphreys throughout her academic career.

In this lecture, Professor Cathy Humphreys reflected on the themes, consistencies and developments in her research career in the area of child abuse, domestic and family violence. She explored the ways in which research can be used as a tool for policy advocacy and practice change, as well as the challenges in sustaining research for this purpose.

Thank you to all those who attended and contributed to the success of the evening.

You can watch a video recording of the lecture below:

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